Cameron Adams

Cameron Adams

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Canva

Cameron Adams is Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Canva, a free online visual communication and collaboration platform with a mission to empower the whole world to design.

Since launching in 2013, Canva’s global community has grown to over 85 million monthly users in over 190 countries and has created a total of more than 13 billion designs. In the last couple of years, as millions of people around the world embraced a hybrid way of working, Canva experienced its biggest period of hypergrowth yet and continues to go from strength to strength thanks to a global team of more than 3,000 people. In 2021, Canva was valued at $40 billion, following a $200m funding round. This saw it become one of the most valuable private software companies in the world. Individual creators, small businesses, teams and the Fortune 500 are embracing the power of design, photos, collaboration features, videos and even sound to cut through the noise and achieve their goals using Canva.

Cameron is responsible for heading up the design and product teams, as well as playing a key role in future product directions and innovations.
Prior to joining Canva, Cameron ran his own successful design consultancy, before joining Google, where he found himself working closely with Lars and Jens Rasmussen (co-founders of Google Maps) to realise the design vision for Google Wave.

He then moved on to build email startup Fluent, before meeting Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht and deciding to bring Canva to the world. With a strong design background, Cameron has also authored five books on web design and regularly speaks at conferences around the globe. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys spending time with his two kids, playing music, or DJing. And you’re also likely to find him relaxing with a nice cup of hot chocolate!